Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

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Not Just for Black History Month

July 17, 2011

Lisa McDaniel-Hutchings with introduction by Randall Springer

Here in Tucson African Americans make up about 4% of our population and we are less likely to see Black than Latino or Anglo faces. Still their stories have made vital contributions to our AZ history.

Did you know that Arizona was "discovered" for the Spanish by a North African slave? That regiments of black cavalry called "Buffalo Soldiers" were stationed at Fort Huachuca? That in Tucson there was one segregated African American school from 1912 to the late 1960s and desegregation orders have been in place until just recently?

Our congregation means to be inclusive and welcoming; why aren't there more African Americans at our church? Minister and historical researcher Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed illuminates three options for Unitarian Universalist congregations.

© Lisa McDaniel-Hutchings


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